Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Don't be Shy....Just GO Do it!

Hey...all you sewing and quilting enthusiasts out there....it's time!

Don't be shy, GO nominate a quilter or company for an award!    You could win a prize!   

It's that time of year again for the 2012 Golden Quilter Awards by Sew Cal Gal.

She has all the rules, entry forms, FAQ and the whole bit on her blog.  Just click on the picture on my RH sidebar to do it......FUN STUFF! 

Sew Fun Quilts is donating one of the door prizes too!

A jelly roll & Charm Square set.  So, go submit your entry.....NOW!

Lime Green Jelly Roll Fabric Strips - Quilt Strips Jelly Roll - SEW FUN QUILTS Time Saver Quilt Kit

Lime Green Fabric Squares - 5"  Quilt Charm Squares by SEW FUN QUILTS Time Saver Quilt Kit -

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Is it a Hobby, Obsession, Work or a Waste of Time?

When I sat down at the desk to start writing this post, I wondered about the title. ............ maybe you can help me decide.  

I love what I do during the day (and some nights).   Some people call it a hobby, or obsession, and some think it's work and still others think it's a waste of time. 

You might be asking yourself...."what is she talking about this time"?    Why sewing and quilting, naturally.   Is there anything else better to talk about?  Not for me.   Let me explain.

I've been trying to sew up some of this cute flannel that I bought several years ago.  Yes, it was on sale........and I just had to get lots of it!  I think I bought too much....what do you think?  The boxes are overflowing.  Don't believe me?  Here......I'll show you one part of it that I can't even get in my fabric closets.  NO...I'm not showing you the rest of it.  I made good use of one of my AccuQuilt GO boxes too!

After a couple weeks......here's a look/see at what I accomplished with some of that flannel using my rag quilt GO die.

Raggedy Ann & Andy raggy quilt.

Pink Paisley & Butterfly raggy quilt.

Brown and Gold Peace Symbol raggy lap quilt.

Now, GO back and look at that first picture again.........that's 'AFTER' I made these 3 raggy quilts too!   Jeez!  I'd better get to sewing faster, or sleep less.

As most of you know, I have an ETSY Shop...and you can visit it here.   
Keeping it stocked is almost a full time job and keeps me very busy.   But, like I said at the beginning of this post.......I love what I do.

Today I used my GO cutter & cut 3 different fabric colorways into quilt strips for Jelly Rolls; browns, pinks, purples.  That's 180 strips just for today. 

And that doesn't count the 660 fabric charm squares I cut earlier this week. (I didn't take pictures of them at the time 'cause I was on a roll and a cutting frenzy.....but I can show you one of my storage drawers.)

So.....now I ask you.  Is it a hobby, obsession, work, or waste of time?

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012


 I Love to see the big Fed Ex truck pull up to my house and leave a big box on my porch...........love suprises!

Here's what he left.......

along with this.........

You didn't think I would just let the candy box sit there unopened, did you?  I ate the dark chocolate caramels first. 

My oldest son, Scott who lives in Pacific CA,  loves to surprise me with flowers
and I love to get them.    Thanks, Scott......I'm enjoying them.

Did you get any surprises for Valentine's Day?

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Just Doin' Stuff

What have I been doing here lately? 

Just stuff......stuff for Valentine's Day, stuff for selling in my ETSY shop, stuff for fun, and very busy with taking care of one of my cats.....Braveheart!   He's been to the vet 3 times the last couple weeks...jeez!   I made 5 lbs. of See's Fudge too....for Valentine's Day.

Well.....let's just talk with pictures.  I love to see pictures on blogs, don't you?

Mini patchwork Table Topper

Valentine Table Runner sold.

Valentine Mug Rug - Table Mat  (actually I made 2 of these; sent one to my sister in Wyoming)

Another Valentine Table Runner for my shop, which sold within 1 day of listing it.  YAY!

Raggedy Ann & Andy Rag Quilt using GO cutter rag die.  (Sure is fun to use
that GO die, so I've got another one almost finished.)  You can't see it very well in the pictures, but I did stitch an X in  each square and put a smaller square of flannel in the middle of each block...for extra warmth and padding.

And........I'm always cutting, cutting, cutting quilt squares and jelly rolls......have to keep them in stock all the time.

Black and white  5 inch  quilt squares cut with my GO cutter.

Different purple fabrics 5 inch squares cut with the GO!

Bright Lime Green Jelly Rolls

Now you know what I've been doing .......nothing too exciting, just cutting & sewing!   What have you been doing!

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